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Old 06-27-2011, 05:35 PM   #1
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Hw277 and a generator

Alright... So we finally broke down and ordered one which should be to me in a few weeks. I can get a Honda 2000 gen pretty cheap but don't know if it can power the ac unit. Any thoughts?
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Old 06-27-2011, 05:45 PM   #2
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I don't believe a single 2000 watt Honda will push an A/C. I have a pair recently purchased and the two together will run a 15K BTU A/C with no problems.
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Old 06-27-2011, 11:08 PM   #3
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you need to find how many btus the a/c in it has.
the Honda 2000 has been known to run very few 13.5k a/c's, mine being one of them. but the majority of them won't.

you need to try one on the a/c, before buying it.
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Old 06-28-2011, 08:15 AM   #4
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My Honda EU 2000 started the compressor on my AC on a 65 deg day
in my driveway when I was just fooling around.
We took it out west last summer and it absolutely would NOT start
the compressor at any kind of altitude or any day above 70 deg.
Higher temps means higher head pressure and harder to start compressor.

There are some folks here who have 2500 watt units that will start
the compressor reliably.

There is a place online that sells big start capacitors for roof and
window AC units that is supposed to help smaller gennys to be able to
run our AC units. I've heard mixed reviews. Some say they make the
difference between being able to use a 2000 or not.

My question is always are you absolutely SURE you need to run the AC???
We didn't miss it in the high country as nights were cool.
Low country always had hookups so not needed then either.

Where and when will you camp that you feel the need for AC?

If I had it to do over, I'd trade my Honda 2000 for a 1000 in a minute!!
I just want it to charge batteries. We can do without the microwave
on the few occasions we don't have hookups. The 1000 is slightly smaller
and lighter and marginally cheaper.
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Old 07-01-2011, 03:46 PM   #5
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Yea... I agree about "am I really going to run the a/c or not" response. Most of the time we are going to be in mountainist areas where we won't have any need. But 45 minutes in the other direction is the lake where it gets quite toasty at times. That said, just trying to be ahead of the game.

Thanks for all your inputs
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Old 07-01-2011, 04:37 PM   #6
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have you found out how many btus your a/c puts out or the make/model of it?
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Not yet. Unit being built and dealer has NO info on it. Oh well.
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Old 07-02-2011, 06:22 PM   #8
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i recently purchased a Lifan Equipsource 2600 Inverter generator. it's very quiet, reliable so far, lightweight @ 68#'s, and.....best of all it was very affordable.

it runs my 13,500 Brisk-Air w/out a hitch. today i'm in a SAM's Club parking lot, it's 100 degrees on the tarmac. i'm cool as a cucumber inside my coach.

i purchased mine on-line for $650+50 ship+no tax.
you can always order from Home Depot for abt $900 if you're afraid of on-line purchases. Home Depot honors most returns.
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